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1945 Apr.

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes Maida's experiences traveling to Kolu, going to a wedding, acquiring a convertible, and being fully recovered from jaundice. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes family matters and Maida's homesickness, pictures she has sent home, seeing a show, and visiting mutual friends and loved ones. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Mar. 27

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes family matters and gifts sent, and a sketch done by a soldier who ended up taking his own life. Mentions wedding news, including plans of a Clubmobiler to get married in Paris. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 June 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Neuheim (Germany) - Letter describes their journey southward and their female Dutch companion, compares the German woods to Ashville, North Carolina, flowers and plants, German architecture, and the various activities Maida and her friends did in Germany right after the war in Europe ended.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 May 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Extract from letter from Maida Riggs

Germany - Letter is a typewritten excerpt from Maida's May 11, 1945, letter (mufs095-b001-f006-i016). Describes a celebration in the Wilhelmsplatz after World War II ends and listening to the Star Spangled Banner. Reflects on how feelings after the war has ended in Europe and on how she felt in 1941 after President Roosevelt declared war.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 June 8

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Beckum (Warendorf, Germany) - Letter describes Maida's optimism about coming back to America soon. She also describes driving around Germany on a beautiful day in the convertible with Jean, remarking the German streets are very well laid out and marked but easy to get lost in the bombed out cities. She also talks about exploring Kassel, stories she heard about concentration camps, reuniting with their old friends including Truck, ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter describes Maida's trip to Nauheim, visiting her first German bath house, driving through the back roads of north German countryside, traveling to Czechoslovakia, seeing a beautiful church in Frankfurt, staying in the Post Hotel in Franzensbad (Czechoslovakia), a legend about the women who traveled with Adolf Hitler, and what she did with her down time.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 30

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes traveling up the side of the Rhine River, the local residents of war-ravaged towns in Germany, visiting one of Ruth's uncles in his bombed house, Polish and Russian refugees, freed British prisoners of war, slavery, her friend's wedding, her upcoming plans, and the spring weather and flowers.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter is written on Easter Sunday and describes an Easter parade and the weather in Germany. Maida also describes going to a Catholic Easter service in a gymnasium that had been devastated by war, witnessing the Russian and Polish people forced to move out of their homes, and living in a dilapidated apartment building. She remarks that the way of life in Germany seems most similar to America out of a... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 May 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes the celebrations in Germany with the end of the war in Europe, her views on dating and marriage, refugees, moving into houses while the families are still there, the many refugees, the weather, and when she will go back to America. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers